Stories

For the Emirates, an Ă  la carte Enlightenment?

Carlo Massimo

The United Arab Emirates’ hereditary elites are trying to engineer an Enlightenment. Why?

How corporations helped stop the Ebola crisis

Nicole Panoc

Ebola reached an epidemic-level crisis because of government instability. It became manageable thanks to outside institutions.

In war, how much environmental destruction is too much?

Nicole Panoc

Environmental devastation has been a consequence of war since time immemorial. Can we draw a line between necessary and gratuitous destruction? Where?

Is cultural repatriation just knee-jerk cultural nationalism?

Eric Nong

Should an Egyptian artifact be in a British museum? That question merits a broader conversation: does our cultural heritage belong to a people, a place, or the world?